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  • Strengthening the Character Test Bill – What Can You Do?

    Strengthening the Character Test Bill – What Can You Do?

    In the next sitting of Parliament, the Coalition intends to bring on a vote on the Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test) Bill 2019. The Bill has passed the House of Representatives and is now before the Senate.
    While framed as a simple adjustment to the Migration Act 1958 (the Act), the Bill, if passed into law, would increase the number of people in immigration detention and facing removal from the country.
    Both Labor and the Greens recommended the Bill be rejected, after a Senate Inquiry was warned of its dangers. The passage of the Bill now depends on the vote of unaligned Senators.
    Contact your Senator.Read more

  • ‘Do not abandon us’ Behrouz Boochani tells audience in Wentworth Falls

    ‘Do not abandon us’ Behrouz Boochani tells audience in Wentworth Falls

    Behrouz Boochani, the Kurdish Iranian journalist and award winning autho, discussed his recently published memoir No Friend But the Mountain: Writing From Manus Prison at the Wentworth Falls School of Performing Arts last Saturday. Mr. Boochani fled from Iran to seek refuge in Australia but was instead sent to offshore detention on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea. Mr. Boochani is a vocal advocate for Kurdish people and all refugees and asylum seekers. Mr. Boochani Skyped in from East Lorengu, the refugee accommodation on Manus Island where he currently resides, and received a standing ovation from audience members, before talking about his memoir and his time in detention.Read more

  • Update on ban on mobile phones

    Update on ban on mobile phones

    Letter sent to Peter Dutton and list of signatories against the ban on mobile phones in onshore detention centres.Read more

  • Take ACTION! Write to your politician #LetThemStay

    Take ACTION! Write to your politician #LetThemStay

    TAKE ACTION to help stop babies and families being returned to Nauru. Sample letters you can cut and paste to contact our politicians. Hints for contacting politicians and their contact details.
    Start writing NOW.Read more

  • Palm Sunday Rally rescheduled to 19 April

    This year the organisers of the Palm Sunday Rally have rescheduled it to 19 April as Palm Sunday falls the day after the NSW state election.Read more

  • New song – Compassionate Country

    New song – Compassionate Country

    Linda Simpson has written a new song Compassionate Country about Australia’s treatment of refugees.   Linda says I would be honored if you would listen to it and if you thought it appropriate to Share by any means possible I would be deeply grateful. It is a message of hope & gratitude to those,… whoRead more

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